Islam

Arafah, Hajj, invocation, supplication, Islam, Muslims

One of the features of a believing Muslim is that he/she always wants to grow closer to Allah and constantly seeks His satisfaction. For this reason, there are numerous narrations from the...

handshake, Islam, Muslims, new Muslims

Two Muslim boys in Switzerland have declined, on religious grounds, to shake hands with their female teachers. The school district says Swiss custom should override religion and is now threatening to fine the parents of the boys $5,000 if the...

Mahram, non-Mahram, Islam, men, women, marriage, society

Every day we meet several people at work, in the shops, at the university, in the neighborhood or at parties and gatherings with whom we communicate and interact. Talking, telling jokes,...

Modesty in Islam

“Modesty and faith are connected with one another just like two things fastened by a rope. If one of them is gone, the other is also lost.” [1]. Imam Baqir (AS) Modesty is a special sense that prevents one from saying improper words and doing...

practical principles in islam

After introducing the axioms of Islam and finding faith in them, the next step in this life-changing journey is to accomplish certain commands as a result of those beliefs which will lead us to a life of eternal satisfaction and bliss.

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seeking knowledge, Quran, Muhammad

Quran is said to be "the highest miracle of Islam". But why would a book  turn out to be the proof of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) prophethood? What does it reveal about the Islam's attitude toward the issue of learning or seeking knowledge?  How...

intention, choice, Islam, ethics, goal, God, Allah

Undoubtedly, all of us have heard more or less about the word ‘intention’. There is a famous English expression which says: “When there is a will, there is a way.” It has a miraculous power hidden beneath, but not if you just...

New Muslims, Islam, Christianity, right, way, choice

What will happen to us when we die? Where would we go? Why are we here? And many more questions were running through my mind. As I am sure that nearly every person, wherever they live, come across these questions at least once in their life time...

New Muslims, convert, Islam, refuge, women

Which one seems nicer to you to live in, a jungle or a cottage in a jungle? Mountains or a cave in the middle of the mountains? I guess we all agree that the latter alternatives look nicer places for living. Why is it so? Have you ever thought...

NewMuslims, Islam, Conversion, embrace, peace

“You don’t look happy, why? You just had a great performance in the gig!” This was a question Lon had been asking himself for a long time but he wasn’t able to come up with a reason for his unhappiness. Whatever he wanted was there in a minute or...

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